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Hi I'm Lewis

I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in Liverpool England to two exceptional parents, middle of five boys; have four wonderful sister-in-laws and four nieces and that number is growing . . . I am graduate student in vocal music performance (Opera). I love the outdoors, especially skiing. I also love the arts and the fine things in life. I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because Mormonism seeks after all truth and once having found it, embraces it. I was given to know as a little child concerning the reality of Jesus Christ as humanity's Savior. I know He lives and believe his words and have felt the joys and peace in life that have come from conforming my life to His will. Humanity seems to have put a muzzle on God's mouth. I know God speaks yet and is very desirous to have his will known today as he has in times past. He speaks through Prophets ordained to this purpose and nothing but the feeling of veracity has accompanied their words to me in my life. The well-spring of my testimony is my knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. This was given as a spiritual gift to me as a child as I have mentioned. This is a gift given to many; yet my knowledge of Jesus Christ has been sharpened and enlarged by the testimony of the Prophets found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. There has been no conflict between the teachings of the Book of Mormon and the Bible, rather a divine augmentation that has permitted me to see a little more clearer and a little more deeper into the God I worship and adore. I believe in the divinity of the Book of Mormon as deeply as I do that of the Bible; for they both testify of the matchless life of the Son of God. I feel much like that of John Newton (1725-1807), an English minister and hymn writer who lived to be eighty-two years old and continued to preach and have an active ministry until beset by fading health in the last two years of his life. He often told his friends, "My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things; That I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Saviour."

How I live my faith

My faith must be lived and measured by how it helps others. Everything must recourse to the great golden rule, to love God with all of our being, thereby being enabled to love ourselves and our neighbours. Quite simply, it is to hearken to the good within and without and depart from the wrong.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Lewis
A Prophet Jacob teaches it best, "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved. Wherefore, may God raise you from death by the power of the resurrection, and also from everlasting death by the power of the atonement, that ye may be received into the eternal kingdom of God, that ye may praise him through grace divine. Amen. (2 Nephi 10:24-25). Another Prophet Benjamin taught the principle very well, "I say unto you, my brethren, that if you should render all the thanks and praise which your whole soul has power to possess, to that God who has created you, and has kept and preserved you, and has caused that ye should rejoice, and has granted that ye should live in peace one with another—I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another—I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants. And behold, all that he requires of you is to keep his commandments; and he has promised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should prosper in the land; and he never doth vary from that which he hath said; therefore, if ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you. And now, in the first place, he hath created you, and granted unto you your lives, for which ye are indebted unto him. And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you; and therefore he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him, and are, and will be, forever and ever; therefore, of what have ye to boast? And now I ask, can ye say aught of yourselves? I answer you, Nay. Ye cannot say that ye are even as much as the dust of the earth; yet ye were created of the dust of the earth; but behold, it belongeth to him who created you. (Mosiah 2:10-25) If you would like to know more, request a copy of the Book of Mormon and you shall know concerning the doctrine on grace as good as the next person. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Lewis
They ought to be. Regardless of how we may try to define our faith in Jesus Christ, words are very cheap. Actions are what make men and women people of Christ and thereby Christian. My experiences with members of our Church are derived from 8 countries, 3 continents over many years, speaking different languages and expressing various cultural dispositions. Without hesitation, I can say that more often than not, members of this church try to love and forget themselves in the service of their families and others. To me, this is Christian in very deed. As to are we Christian in doctrine? Well, if you can read; pick up a book of Mormon in your own language, or read a recent General Conference report, or attend a Sunday School class or a Worship meeting and I believe you shall know as well as myself whether we are Christians in very word. Show more Show less